NEWRY, Maine -- The University of Maine at Farmington alpine ski team placed third overall on Saturday afternoon at the United State Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) Thompson Division slalom race, hosted at Sunday River.
Jeremy Demers (Boscawen, N.H./Bishop Brady) guided the Beavers with an overall time of 1:26.88 in 17th place out of 39 qualified racers. Mitchell Golas (Brookline, N.H./Brookline) followed Demers in 18th place after finishing the race with a combined time of 1:28.91. Fellow Golas brother, Marshall, came in 26th place for UMF with a time of 1:38.68. Matt Lulofs (Gray, Maine/Gray-New Gloucester) placed 29th overall (1:41.98) and Alex Greenleaf (Livermore Falls, Maine/Spruce Mountain) rounded out UMF's scoring in 36th (1:59.99).
The team placed third overall out of 13 competing teams and only finished behind Northeastern University and UMaine-Orono. The Beavers accrued 45 points in the event as Northeastern won the event with 10 points and UMaine-Orono scored 36 points.
In the women's race, Lindsey Jacques placed second overall out of 35 qualified racers with a time of 1:14:79, trailing only the University of Vermont's Ali Chivers by two seconds for the top spot.
The UMaine-Farmington alpine team competes again on Sunday at Sunday River at 9:30 a.m. The nordic team will open their season at Titcomb Mountain on Sunday at 11:00 a.m with a 10k race.